Spotlight: Reynolds Coliseum

Cooler than ever by Mimi Montgomery The Wolfpack is back. Reynolds Coliseum reopens this month after a $35 million, 18-month-long renovation. The home of N.C. State women’s basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, and volleyball now includes new hospitality and concessions areas, merchandise stands,…

Spotlight: Pots a plenty

by Mimi Montgomery As the North Carolina Pottery Center revamps and expands its mission to promote the state’s long pottery tradition, it’s also gearing up for its annual gala and auction. “Going, Going, Gone to Pots!” on Sept. 24 at CAM…

Spotlight: Bluegrass, blue skies

by William Lewis The grass is bluer here in the Triangle. The International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual World of Bluegrass festival returns to Raleigh for the fourth time Sept. 27 – Oct. 1. It’s the who’s-who event in the banjo-pickin’ world,…

Spotlight: Mind bender

by Mimi Montgomery This fall, there’s no need to venture inside to feed your need for culture. The North Carolina Museum of Art recently installed a new piece by Cuban artist Yoan Capote, a sculpture entitled Open Mind (Barricades), providing one…

Spotlight: Local on demand

by Jessie Ammons “I’m a little overwhelmed by Etsy,” says Maria Carroll, who works in administration at Duke University Hospital’s heart center and also has a penchant for locally made art and goods. She and her likeminded colleague-turned-friend, Maggie Meyer, are…

Spotlight: Gin renaissance

by Jessie Ammons Tucked into a warehouse just north of Durham Central Park, a massive, gleaming window-front copper still distinguishes Durham Distillery. It makes “modern gin,” says owner Melissa Katrincic. “When you think of gin, you might think of your…

Emma Carter of Beam Beauty Salon

“People are my passion. I don’t try to help people be in style as much as try to help them find their own style.” –Emma Carter, hairstylist and owner of Beam Beauty Salon by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Christer Berg Emma…

Quinan Dalton

“For the month of September, I will … be experimenting, making garments.” –Quinan Dalton, N.C. State College of Design senior and fashion designer by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Christer Berg “I’ve been designing things since before I can remember,” says Quinan Dalton. The…

The Flourish Market

“I want to show people that you can act with something that seems small, like your purchases.” –Emily Sexton, founder, The Flourish Market fashion truck by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg Emily Sexton isn’t idealistic; she’s practical. “My motto is: Everything…

Mah jongg

“It’s amazing how well you get to know these people. We play every week, and that adds up over three-and-a-half years.” –Missy Van Lokeren, host of a weekly mah jongg group by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg By the middle of…

Bejeweled in the Beltline

by Liza Roberts photographs by Eric Waters Behind a discreet exterior, on a quiet stretch of Oberlin Road, a trove of beautiful jewelry stands hidden in plain sight. Though the “Haydon & Company, Master Jewelers” sign is clear enough, this Colonial-style home to…

Aly Khalifa

Trailblazing shoe designer by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Travis Long Last year at SPARKcon, downtown Raleigh’s annual festival of innovation and creativity, Aly and Beth Khalifa, local designers and entrepreneurs, had to apply to participate. The couple had that…

Style bosses

The Triangle’s fashion bloggers by Mimi Montgomery In The Age of the Smartphone, where social media and viral hits reign supreme, blogging has evolved from a solo, diary-like activity into a lucrative field that allows tech-savvy entrepreneurs to create their own…

Back to school

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Keith Isaacs Raleigh interior designer Carole Hollowell has designed many houses over the years – some for large families, some small. But creating a home for a sisterhood of 60 presented a new kind of challenge. Her…

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